CEA for me when this all started in 12/16 was 26 for rectal cancer. It then went to 32 in January 2017. In April 3.5 after chemo radiation. I stopped doing CEA and didn’t do LAR and tried Watch and Wait. In November CeA jumped to 500, imagine my shock!!. Liver tumor was present just one. So CEA is a big indicator and spikes higher when in liver. I also have a 4.5mm lung nodule but doc said he wants to just keep an eye on it when I do follow up scan. Honestly didn’t take this seriously and chalked it up to inflammation, and just a dream. Big mistake. Hindsight 20/20
I think you are fine and nothing to worry about. I know the stress of doing these imaging.
Diagnosed at 38 y/o male, 3 kids 7,9,14 - Now 39.
Chemo Rad, CCR - W&W 5/2017
Local Recurrence, discuss options 11/26/2017
CT Scan 11/2017 Liver Met 5.5cm Stable, Stage IV
Port Scheduled for 12/15/2017, folfox/oxapalatin + avastin starts on the 12/20/2017
Blood Clot in Neck 1/16/2018, stop avastin, continue FolFox
TME/Liver Resect 4/3/2018
Biopsy Results 0/8 Lymph nodes clear, margins not clear, CEA now .8, more chemo and possible radiation, outlook looks good, staying positive!!